Lucifer was pacing back and forth in his lair, trying to figure out what to do next to God’s created beings made in his image, Adam and Eve. He successfully enticed them into taking the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but God drove the pair out of the garden before he could persuade them to also take fruit from the tree of life. Then they would have lived forever under his control in a state of rebellion against God. He gritted his teeth in frustration, trying to think of what he could do to destroy God’s cherished creations. Then Bitterroot, one of his lieutenants, walked in.

“Is there something I can help you with, O great one?”

“Bitterroot, I should have figured the Enemy would protect His creatures from eternal service to me by kicking them out of Eden. Now I have to figure out some other way to destroy those humans and laugh in His face.”

“What did the Enemy tell Adam and Eve to do after He made them out of the dirt?”

Lucifer paused for a moment, even as he recalled listening to what the Creator had commissioned the humans to do. “He told them ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and subdue the earth.'”

“In other words, He expects them to engage in sexual intercourse, and have children to populate the earth and keep the human presence on it.”

“Yes, and now they have the awareness of how their sexuality can be a source of embarassment, or a source of wicked pleasure. They have to cover their bodies, especially their loins, to keep from encouraging illicit sex.” An evil smile spread across Lucifer’s face. “That could be the key to bringing the humans to complete ruin.”

“You’re going to try to stop them from having children?” Bitterroot looked confused.

“Oh no, I can’t do that since the Enemy gave them a mandate to do that, and has made them to naturally want to engage in sex. He even said that Himself when He told Eve, “Your desire shall be for your husband.” Then Lucifer’s eyes grew wider, and his evil smile broader.

“That’s it, Bitterroot! I can destroy God’s precious humans made in His nauseating image by progressively perverting their desire for sex and reproduction.”

“How are you going to do that, when there’s just Adam and Even, great one?”

“I won’t do it with Adam and Eve, but with their descendants. As each new generation is born, I will progressively introduce more and more perversions that will distort human understanding of sexuality as the Enemy intended it. I’ll start by causing women to make themselves into temptresses to lure married men into sex outside of marriage. I’ll even lead them to formulate a whole profession of earning money from selling sex to men.”

“But how will that lead to the destruction of humans, O great one?”

“Ah, Bitterroot, you have no imagination. That will just be the beginning of sexual perversions. You see, I also remember the Enemy telling Adam and Eve ‘that a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife.’ By getting women to entice men to engage in sex outside of marriage, families will begin to break up and undermine the order and peace in the world the Enemy wants.”

“So, if you destroy God’s planned institution of marriage, then you will successfully destroy the family, and ultimately, the human race will self-destruct and ruin the earth with it.”

“Exactly, Bitterroot. I want to completely corrupt humanity to where they will finally worship and serve me instead of the enemy. I will do that by so completely distorting the human understanding of sexuality as the Enemy created it, that all kinds of sexual perversions will result. Fathers will start having sex with their daughters, and then gradually shift their sexual appetites to their boys and other men.”

“You’re going to bend the human mind so wickedly they’ll begin to prefer having sex with their own gender instead of the opposite one? Wow, great one! That is an incredible plot to destroy the world.”

“Oh yes, Bitterroot,” Lucifer grinned. “I’ll throw in other perversions and distortions for good measure to hasten this. I’ll whisper the lie into men’s minds that drawing sensual images of women and other men, and even children on walls, while making carved replicas of their genitals and other sex images will enhance their sex lives, when in fact, it will create fantasies that will lead men to commit violent sex acts against women. This in turn, will cause women to turn against men, and see their sexual desires shift away from their men to other women. The women will even become radicalized to the point that they will not want men to be involved in the rearing of children, unless it’s to teach boys to grow up preferring sex with other males.”

Bitterroot stood amazed, fascinated and delighted with the evil master’s plot to destroy God’s highest form of life. “So, great one, generating all those false ideas about sex and what God intends for humans in their families will help destroy all traditional families and cause the entire human race to self-destruct under a heap of filthy perversions.”

“Yes, Bitterroot. But there’s even more to this. As men and women engage in all kinds of sexual deviations, including having sex with animals, I’ll entice them to worship both the human body, and the earth itself. Then, when I’ve taken them so far down the road of perversion and the worship of false gods, I’ll get them to worship me, which will be the supreme insult to the Enemy. I’ll have them sacrifice their precious little ones to me, and eventually destroy the human race completely. I can’t wait to laugh in the Enemy’s face when he has to give up on His filthy, perverted creatures He made in His own image.” Lucifer was chuckling as he gave a contemptuous look toward heaven.

Suddenly, a voice spoke that made them both freeze in place. “You’ve left out one part of what I said to Adam and Eve before I ushered them out of the garden, Lucifer. I told Adam he will crush your head, and that means the second Adam, my Son Jesus, Who I will send to do that. You will not succeed in your evil plot because of Him.”

Lucifer and Bitterroot stood, wide-eyed and pale from the divine words. They stared up toward heaven, and then turned to stare at each other, terrified. Then without another word, they slunk off in opposite directions to look for other evil things to do in as secret a way as possible.